Courts & Cases

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Cans of LaCroix flavored sparkling water. Last week, a federal judge in Chicago ruled the company that makes LaCroix failed to substantiate claims it made in a motion for sanctions filed against a woman and her lawyers who contested LaCroix’s “all-natural” branding in a proposed class-action lawsuit. – Marc Karlinsky

Judge declines sanctions in LaCroix water suit

A federal judge declined to sanction a woman and her lawyers for pursuing what the maker of LaCroix Sparkling Water maintains is a smear campaign.
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Boats ‘operate’ on federal water, sinking city’s bid for tax revenue

The city can’t dock a boat tour company nearly $3.3 million for unpaid taxes, a state appeals court found.
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Jury finds for crane maker in product-liability suit

A Cook County jury rendered a defense verdict in favor of a crane manufacturer after a civil engineer sustained several injuries in 2014 when a one-ton jib extension fell from a crane and struck him.

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Skepticism gives way to court trust in 'dropsy' case

Joining the important debate about how to view police testimony in a “dropsy” case, the Illinois Appellate Court — despite “serious reservations about the plausibility of a suspect openly discarding contraband with knowledge of police presence” — affirmed DeAngelo Campbell’s one-year prison sentence for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

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